What do you listen to in your car? – Consider our 15minutebusinessbooks.com book synopses


many synopses to choose form
many synopses to choose from

I had lunch with someone who regularly attends our First Friday Book Synopsis. He likes our event, gains value from our synopses, and then decides to read some of the books by listening to the audio versions during his daily commute. Yes, he “reads” books by listening to them.

Well, here’s a suggestion. You can listen to our book synopses as you drive. They are available on our companion site, 15minutebusinessbooks.com.  Order one, do your techie thing to get it into your iPhone (or other smartphone), and listen away. Each synopsis lasts about 17-19 minutes. (OK; slightly longer than 15 minutes). And with each one you will get a substantive dose of the key content of one of the best recent business books. (Or, look back into our selections from previous years).

Here’s the list of what I have presented in the last few months. All of these synopses are available at our 15minutebusinessbooks.com site (or will be very soon). And we have many more available – we’ve been at this for quite some time!

August, 2015
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, Chris Fussell. Portfolio (2015)

September, 2015
Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives by Kip Tindell, with Casey Shilling and Paul Keegan. Grand Central Publishing (2014).

October, 2015
Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will by Geoff Colvin. Portfolio (2015).

November, 2015
Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time by Jeffrey Pfeffer. HarperBusiness (2015). 

December, 2015
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. St. Martin’s Press (2015)

January, 2016
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis, W. W. Norton & Company; (2010).

February, 2016
Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford. Basic Books, 2015.

March, 2016
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. Grand Central Publishing (2016).

April, 2016
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant (Author), Sheryl Sandberg (Foreword). Viking (2016).

May, 2016
Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business – Random House, March 8, 2016 by Charles Duhigg.

June, 2016
The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future by Steve Case. Simon & Schuster (April 5, 2016).

July, 2016
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool. Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (2016).

August, 2016
The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks by Joshua Cooper Ramo. Little, Brown and Company (2016).

September, 2016
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (2016).

{Note: each synopsis also comes with our comprehensive handouts. My suggestion; print the handout out, and do a read-through after your commute}.

Click here, choose a synopsis, and give it a try. It might make your commute time more useful.

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